Dhanera

Dhanera is a city in Banaskantha district in the northern part of the state of Gujarat, India. Longitude 240 – 310 degree North and latitude 120 – 020 degree east. It is close to the city of Deesa. It was founded around 710 years ago by mughal kings and after mughals it given to shashanik rao's of dhanera, people of shashanik rao caste are living in dhanera from last 609 years. Current it has a population of 40000 and comes under Municipality. It is 32 km away from Deesa.

Dhanera
city
Dhanera is located in Gujarat
Dhanera
Dhanera
Location in Gujarat, India
Dhanera is located in India
Dhanera
Dhanera
Dhanera (India)
Coordinates: 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°ECoordinates: 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E
india India
StateGujarat
DistrictBanaskantha
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyB.J.P
Area
 • Total16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total37,893
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi,Marwari,Sindhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ08
Websitegujaratindia.com

History

Dhanera is one of the earliest settlement of North Gujarat.

Geography

Dhanera is located at 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 128 metres (420 ft).

Climate of Dhanera

             ( Avg tem (°C). )                  Avg. Tem.(°F)

January (18.7) 65.7 February ( 21.8) 71.2 March (26.3) 79.3 April (30.7) 87.3 May (33.9) 93.0 June (33.2) 91.8 July (29.9) 85.8 August (28.5 ) 83.3 September (28.7) 83.7 October 27.8. 82.0 November (23.7) 74.7 December (20.2 ) 68.4

Demographics

As of 2001 Indian census,[2] Dhanera had a population of 22,183. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dhanera has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 67% and, female literacy is 42%. In Dhanera, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples

The temple of Aashapura maa is in Dhakha Dravaja, the small and very popular place in Dhanera.

The temple of satimata and sartansinghji rao is at near bagicha.This is 337 years old temple in dhanera. Every year on 8 (asthami) of maha month people arrange bhajan sandhya and prasad.

The temple of Shri Shanttinath Swami is approximately 150 to 200 years old.

The Samadhi Sthal of Sant Shri 1008 Ramabai Saheb is located near Mama Bapji Temple on Deesa-Dhanera State Highway. Thousands of people gathered here on Death Anniversary(Varsi) of Shri Ramabai Saheb here.

The temple of Shri Sundarpuri Maharaj is in the village of Valer, 8 km away from Dhanera. On the 5th (Panchami) of each month people come to pray to Shri Sundarpuri Maharaj.

- The temple of shri 1008 jetgiriji maharaj in the village of JIVANA, 10 km away from dhanera . on the 11th (agiyaras) of each month people come to pray to jetgiriji maharaj.

Dhanera Derasar

In Dhanera nagare three derasar which are Shree Shantinath and Shree Ajitnath, the oldest among them. Second is in paras society of Shree Shitalnathdada and lastly of Shree Rushabhdevdada. Further In Dhanera Gurumandir of shree Rajendra surisurji M. S. and Padmavti and Mahalaxmi mandir.

Panjrapole

Dhanera panjrapole is situated at Saral Village which is about 7 km from Dhanera. Initially in 1953 on a very small scale it came to existence at mochi vas Dhanera and recently its shifted to a big place of around 220 viga at saral. Recently we have around 2700 animals consisting cows/bull/goats/sheep. The annual expense is around 2.25 Cr

Transport

The first railway line was launched in Dhanera on 1956 by Shri Surajmal Mavajibahi and Shri Gaffurbhai Savani.

Festivals

Every year Janamashthmi is celebrated in Sudamapuri Society at Ramabai Aashram. On the day of Labh Pancham(Panchami of Kartika) Bhandara(Public Lunch) is given at Ramabai Aashram.

Every year a group of Dhanera locals named "Shri Dhanera Jain Pal Unit" welcomes all the people of Cha gao Jatra.

Another contribution of the people of Dhanera is the establishment of "Shri Dhanera Bhuvan" in Palitana. It was established under the guidance of Param Pujya Muniraj Jambuvijay Maharasaheb on 19 January 1995.

Philanthropy

Dhanera Taluka Yuvak Pragati Mandal is one of the most famous charitable trusts in Dhanera. This trust runs several educational institutes in Dhanera. H.K. Akoliya Vivekanand Vidyalaya is the best school run by this Trust.

The Jains of Dhanera have set up many charitable institutions including hospitals, schools, boardings, Ambilshalas, temples etc.

The people of Dhanera also run the Dhanera Panjrapole for the whole of the Gujarat at the state level. It works to save wildlife.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhanera
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

[1] RAMESHBHAI V DESAI BHAJNA ( VICE PRASIDANT GRAM PANCAYAT BHAJNA )

  1. ^ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:mehul_singh_rao
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